With the release of the second cropped photo of its new 2014 Detroit motor show-bound F model, Lexus basically confirmed what we all knew from the first time it mentioned the car (that it's the RC F) with the following statement:
"Half the doors, twice the roar. Lexus will unleash its upcoming F model as a coupe, conceived with grit, an entirely new expression of design and uncompromising performance."
The new photo shows the RC F's scooped hood and chrome-trimmed grille, but reveals nothing about the type of engine lurking right under. Whether it's a newer V8 or a smaller displacement force-fed V6 unit, as the rumor-mill has suggested, is something we do not know at this point.
For what it's worth, Lexus officials have hinted in the past that the previous IS F's 416hp 5.0-liter naturally aspirated V8 wouldn't be used in future models as it doesn't meet emission standards across the world.